Obesity is a medical condition caused by high calorie food intake and sedentary lifestyle and abnormal and excessive body fat accumulation to the extent that it may deteriorate the health. Obesity is calculated by the method called Body Mass Index (BMI) established by the World Health Organization. Class and treatment of the obesity is determined by this value calculated with height and body weight. Patients with 35-40 BMI value and having diseases caused by the obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and patients with BMI value 40 and above have obesity surgery.
A number of methods have been applied by the scientists in the obesity treatment for more than half century. The commonly used method is the sleeve gastrectomy (tube gastrectomy) preferred by the patients mostly, today.
Tube gastrectomy (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery
Tube stomach (tube gastrectomy) surgery in other words sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that the stomach is excised longitudinally and volume of stomach is reduced. It is a laparoscopic surgery. It lasts for about 60-90 minutes. The sleeve gastrectomy is performed by use of specialized instruments through 4-6 openings in the abdominal region. 75-80% of the stomach is excised with a disposable specialized instrument (stapler) which applies suture in 3-line during the surgery. Then, one-line suture is applied on this suture line and the stomach is fixed.
A test is carried out in the course of surgery for the leak and haemorrhage. Necessary interventions are performed during the surgery. After the surgery ends, inlet ports are covered subcutaneously. Our patient can stand up about 4 hours later.
We welcome our patient at the hospital for 2-3 days after the sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Leak test is performed for once following the surgery and then clear liquid diet is initiated. Our patients are discharged on the next day to their home or the hotel where they will stay.
Our patients are invited for regular control following the sleeve gastrectomy and body weight is followed, vitamin and mineral levels are measured. We recommend online follow-up for our foreign patients. Diet and exercise programs are arranged and we target that our patients complete the process of loss of weight comfortably. Follow-up process is as significant as the surgery. Please do not delay your follow-up.